COCA – Center of Creative Arts enriches lives and builds community through the arts and is a leader in innovative arts education. Each year, COCA serves 50,000 people of all ages and skill levels, from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals—all taught by a faculty of distinguished arts educators. COCA provides meaningful arts experiences in our own studios, gallery and theatres as well as in schools, community centers and business settings in order to build a vibrant community that is creative, connected and inclusive. To ensure diversity and inclusion in all of their programs COCA is committed to eliminating economic and social barriers to participation in the arts. Since 1986, COCA has helped the people of St. Louis—from schoolchildren to business executives—discover their creative potential.